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Basil Red Rubin
Basil Red Rubin
Basil Red Rubin

Basil Red Rubin

Regular price £3.00
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As the name suggests, Red Rubin Basil is a red-coloured basil. More specifically, it has dark, reddish-purple leaves and stems, making it most appealing for salads and garnishes. Another small difference from regular basil is that Red Rubin has a stronger flavour. Evidence of a reddish basil dates back to the 1830s, when the English botanist George Bentham first discovered an ‘opal’ strain of the plant. It wasn’t until 1950, however, that a genuine red/purple basil cultivar was created: the Dark Opal. Red Rubin is a new, improved variant of this cultivar, having larger, more deeply purple leaves and being less prone to areas of green developing. You can guarantee that vibrant Red Rubin will stand out from the crowd!

Packet contains 120 seeds.

HOW TO GROW

SOWING
Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-June

TIMING
Germination 5-10 days
Harvesting 40-60 days

SPACING
When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning 3-5 cm

GROWING
Sunligth Full sun to partial shade
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil
Watering Regular watering, not overdone
Feeding Light feeder

CARING 
Expert tip To promote a nice bushy plant with lots of lemon-scented leaves, prune this basil early and often by pinching off the upper set of leaves. Cut the flowers off to prevent the leaves from becoming bitter.